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Kosmos Energy Ltd (KOS) Stock Could Soon Reward Patient Investors

Kosmos Energy Ltd (NYSE: KOS) is -12.37% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $5.23 and a high of $8.28 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The KOS stock was last observed hovering at around $5.86 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.02%.

Currently trading at $5.88, the stock is 2.39% and 0.16% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 4.64 million and changing 0.34% at the moment leaves the stock -11.57% off its SMA200. KOS registered -20.00% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -28.12%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $2.98 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $5.45.

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The stock witnessed a -5.92% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -12.37%, and is -1.01% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 4.70% over the week and 4.40% over the month.

Kosmos Energy Ltd (KOS) has around 243 employees, a market worth around $2.77B and $1.72B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 13.23 and Fwd P/E is 6.66. Profit margin for the company is 12.42%. Distance from 52-week low is 12.43% and -28.99% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (6.21%).

Kosmos Energy Ltd quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.14 with sales reaching $415.1M over the same period.The EPS is expected to shrink by -4.95% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 18.30% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to shrink -5.70% in year-over-year returns.

Kosmos Energy Ltd (KOS) Top Institutional Holders

339 institutions hold shares in Kosmos Energy Ltd (KOS), with institutional investors hold 97.39% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 471.50M, and float is at 460.82M with Short Float at 7.71%. Institutions hold 94.68% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is FMR, LLC with over 57.22 million shares valued at $342.73 million. The investor’s holdings represent 12.44% of the KOS Shares outstanding. As of Jun 29, 2023, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 41.91 million shares valued at $251.07 million to account for 9.11% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Price (T.Rowe) Associates Inc which holds 24.04 million shares representing 5.22% and valued at over $143.98 million, while Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC holds 4.27% of the shares totaling 19.65 million with a market value of $117.69 million.

Kosmos Energy Ltd (KOS) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider sale by INGLIS ANDREW G,the company’sChairman and CEO. SEC filings show that INGLIS ANDREW G sold 177,430 shares of the company’s common stock on Feb 06 ’24 at a price of $5.66 per share for a total of $1.0 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 3.38 million shares.

Kosmos Energy Ltd disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Feb 06 ’24 that Ball Christopher James (SVP, Chief Commercial Officer) sold a total of 121,915 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Feb 06 ’24 and was made at $5.66 per share for $0.69 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 1.41 million shares of the KOS stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Feb 06 ’24, Shah Nealesh D. (SVP and CFO) disposed off 90,454 shares at an average price of $5.66 for $0.51 million. The insider now directly holds 1,230,830 shares of Kosmos Energy Ltd (KOS).

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